Magnetism III


Diasec mounted Lightjet print on Kodak Premier paper

180 × 240 cm

The crisp black and white of this miniature diagrams the tensions of faith and religion. Iron filings radiate around a black cube, an emanation of attraction that evokes a congregation of pilgrims thronging the Ka’aba. The unseen pull of Islam’s holiest site is made manifest in this moment of absolute equilibrium. The elusive draw is faith-driven, suggestive of the deeply spiritual force felt by the millions who pray in its direction five times a day, as well as those who circle during tawaf.

Essay by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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